Engaging Armed Groups on Environmental Protection and Climate Change

Policy Briefing

Thematic Track: Addressing climate change through just transitions

Engaging Armed Groups on Environmental Protection and Climate Change

Centre on Armed Groups, ODI_Global Risks & Resilience, Fight for Humanity
  • 31/10/2023 @ 09:00 - 10:30
  • GCSP- Conference Room 4th floor (pétale 4) and Online

Climate change and environmental degradation are global threats that require collective action from all stakeholders. Non-state armed groups, with their significant influence and presence in conflict zones, can disrupt environmental sustainability and exacerbate climate change impacts. They can also play a positive role in addressing causes and supporting adaptation. 

This event will delve into the potential of engaging with such groups and foster a better understanding of the opportunities and complexities involved. It will bring together a diverse group of experts, both academics and practitioners, to explore ways for involving armed groups in tackling the challenges posed by climate change and environmental degradation.

It is important to recognize that these issues are interconnected with broader peace and security concerns. Our panelists will also examine the nexus between armed conflict and environment and share their insights and experience to shed light on potential contributions that engagement with armed groups can make in building peace.

Interpretation will be provided. See requirements here.